BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Resident since 2005, Keys homeowner since 1998. BA and MA, UCLA, PhD in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. Provost and Professor of English Emerita, Wheaton College, MA; Visiting Professor of English, University of Miami; and Senior Adviser, Council of Independent Colleges. Previous positions include Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin & Marshall College, and Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty, Brown University. Senior Warden, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Author of books and articles on renaissance poetry and poetics.
Retired Exec. VP, Strategy and Organization Development, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH). Served 20 years as President/CEO of Devereux. Fulfilled a lifelong dream, restoring and sailing a 45-foot sailboat from Maine to the Caribbean with his wife, Joyce; became licensed Coast Guard Captain. Graduated with honors, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Founding Chair, Child Mental Health Div. of Child Welfare League of America; leadership positions, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO); board member, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine.
Resident since 1989. Consultant to K2M Design (formerly MBI-K2m Architecture, Inc.), owner/partner in Aqua Nightclub. Served on the Monroe County Tourist Development Council (12 years; Chair for 10 years), Key West Planning Board, Monroe County Human Services Advisory Board (Chairman), Key West Business Guild Board (past President), Key West Art and Historic Society Board of Trustees, and Friends of the AIDS Memorial (Chairman), among numerous other civic organizations. Currently a fund advisor of the Marion Stevens Fund, managed by CFFK. B.A. in Architecture from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Rita A. Linder
Resident since 2005. M.S. in counseling from New York University and J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Baltimore. Happily retired from the practice of law and now experimenting with the arts of mixed media and painting. Currently a board member and secretary of The Studios of Key West, Inc. and The Artist Residencies at Key West, Inc., and advisor to the board of the Waterfront Playhouse.
W. Ann Reynolds
Resident since 2004. U. of Iowa, Ph.D.; Prof. of Anatomy, U.Ill. Med. Ctr.; Provost, Ohio State; Chancellor, Calif. State Univ. System and also City Univ. of New York; President, U. of Alabama, Birmingham. Boards of Abbott, AEP, Humana, Life Technologies, Maytag, Owens-Corning, Tennessee Williams Theater, Lincoln Center Institute, Union Theological Seminary.
Keys resident since 1995. Broker and Owner of Doug Mayberry Real Estate. Former Operations and General Management, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Vie de France. Former Chair, Key West Association of Realtors. Has served on the boards of the Key West Symphony, Metropolitan Community Church, and Equality Florida. BS from Tulane University in Electrical Engineering. Enjoys international travel and gardening.
Publisher/Owner of "Keys Weekly" Newspapers. Resident of Marathon since 2004. BFA in English from University of Toledo. Serves on the board of the Pigeon Key Foundation (past chair, current secretary), and the Stanley Switlik Steering Committee. Past board positions include Leadership Monroe County and the Marathon Jaycees. He and his wife, Kate, also own Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop and Ice Cream Café in Marathon. They are licensed foster parents and are the proud parents of Joshua and Joseph.
Keys resident since 2010. Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Knight & Gardner Realty, and a partner of Knight/ Gardener/ Langley Commercial Services Team. Owned and operated several successful tourism-based businesses throughout the Caribbean. Received Berkshire Hathaway Legend Award and KW Association of Realtors’ Rookie of the Year. Former Board member, KW Association of Realtors, KW Yacht Club (Fleet Captain), and founding member of KW Young Professional’s Network. Degrees in Government and Political Science and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University. Avid boater and pilot.
Resident since birth. BS Economics from University of Florida, and JD from Florida State University. Partner in the law firm of Smith | Oropeza, PL. Past Board Member of the City of Key West Planning Board, Key West Gator Alumni Boosters and the Key West Rotary Club. Current member serving on the boards of the Key West Fishing Tournament and 16th Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
Lauretta (Retz) Reeves
Partner, International Equities Portfolio Manager, Islamorada Investment Management. Keys resident for more than a decade. Board member of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Chair of the Investment Committee. Member of the Baptist Hospital Foundation Founders’ Society, Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Women, mentor for Take Stock in Children, and CFA Charter Holder and member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of South Florida. Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA). BBA from Florida International University; MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Key West homeowner since 2009. Retired from 30+ year career in senior executive positions in the New York City residential real estate management and sales industry. Engineering and computer science degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. Served as the first outside professional general manager of Co-op City. Served as President of J.H. Taylor, among others. Board member, Rent Stabilization Association. Owns commercial complexes at the corner of Eaton St. and 400 block of Duval St. He and his wife, Kate Regan, share their time between Key West and Amagansett, NY.
Resident since 2000. Consultant for Kantar and WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group. Former CEO of Millward Brown, the world’s largest research agency. Previously worked for the Mars Corporation and Cadbury in Marketing; DMB & B and TBWA advertising agencies as strategic planning director. Former Board Chair of The Studios of Key West; board member of MARC and the Key West Garden Club. Hobbies include gardening, theater, literature, music, movies and travel.
President of The Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West, a nonprofit trade organization representing the lodging industry and the businesses that work with lodging. She has served as President since 2005. Previously worked in property management, real estate and tourism since moving to the Keys 26 years ago. Serves on the board of Leadership Monroe County and serves on the Monroe County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Economic Affairs Committee, and Tourism Committee. Originally from New Jersey. BA degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Resident since 2010, homeowner since 2003. Homes also in Princeton, NJ and Fredericktown, MD. Long career in investment management, private equity and hedge fund industries. BEE and MEE from Cornell, MBA from NYU. Served as civilian engineer on US Navy experimental nuclear deep submersible, "Submarine NR-1." Chairman, OppenheimerFunds board of trustees; Chairman Emeritus, The Jackson Laboratory; Trustee and Treasurer, Institute for Advanced Study. Hobbies: amateur radio, skiing, travel, reading.
Mary Beth Hurd
CFFK Board Advisors
Ray Baker, Founder
Michael Dively, Founder
Shirley Freeman, Past Chair
CFFK Special Advisors